Databricks account admin access limitations

Lukas Kotulac 50 Reputation points

Hey, we are trying to develop terraform code for deploying Azure Databricks workspaces with unity catalog into our Azure account
Unfortunately, we have only one Databricks Account where will be multiple workspaces

Based on this doc.

We need to setup 2 providers

  • one for workspace itself
  • one for databricks account
provider "databricks" {
  host = local.databricks_workspace_host

provider "databricks" {
  alias = "accounts"
  host  = ""

But for creating unity catalog resources we need an admin access to the Databricks account

As these workspaces will be used by different customers, with ability to deploy these things automatically via terraform. We believe it is not good idea to have this kind of access on our app registration which will be running these terraform scripts

Is there any way how to use this account provider without so much power?


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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 69,606 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Lukas Kotulac - Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    Based on the documentation you provided, it seems that you need admin access to the Databricks account to create unity catalog resources.

    In order to successfully complete you need to meet the prerequisites as metioned in the document.

    Initialize the 3 providers to set up the required resources. See Databricks provider authentication, Azure AD provider authentication and Azure provider authentication.

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    Hope this helps. Do let us know if you any further queries.

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